Cat Skiing in Grand Targhee


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About Cat Skiing in Grand Targhee

Breathtaking. Pristine. Secluded.

Just a few of the many words, used by one who has visited the Grand Targhee region which is located in Wyoming’s Teton Mountains.

The Grand Targhee Resort, the only cat skiing outfit in the state’s entirety, is located in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, and hosts an abundance of light powder snow – at a whopping 500+ inches annually.

This region offers an undeniable powder experience of a lifetime. Its 602 acres of sustainable, untracked light powder is practically inaccessible – except to cat skiers. Intermediate through advanced skiers should expect to attain anywhere from 8 – 11 runs each day, with an average 1,600 feet per run. That’s up to 18,000 vertical feet of open bowls, dells and steep tree pitches – each day!

Area Overview
Region Name Grand Targhee
Region State Wyoming
Region City Alta
Region Country USA
Closest Resort Grand Targhee Resort
Optional Resort Jackson Hole Resort
Optional Resort Teton Teepe Lodge
Area Details
Acres (sq. miles) 602
Skill Level Intermediate and Up
Annual Snowfall (inches) 500
Snow Type Powder
Mountain Range Teton
Elevation (feet) 18,000
Tour Details
Runs per Day 8 – 11
Apprx. Vertical Feet per Run 1,600
Apprx. Vertical Feet per Day 12,000-18,000
Rentals Available Yes
Apprx. Cost per Day per Person $450
Apprx. Cost per Day per Cat $4,500



The operation has 2 cats that hold up to 12 people at a time and can book by an individual or the entire cat. Fat Skis or Powder Boards are highly recommended for your trip, and the resort offers rentals for your convenience if you wish to travel light.

Although there are several resorts within a reasonable distance to the region, the Grand Targhee Resort offers year around lodging and activities, and after a long day of tearing up the slopes, it’s quite convenient to just settle in for the night without having to travel any further.

Whether you are flying in from the east or west coast, getting to the Grand Targhee is stress-free. Two major airports are within 84 miles, with the closest being Jackson Hole Airport, at 54 miles from the resort. If you are flying from the east coast out of LaGuardia Airport, expect to touchdown at Jackson Hole Airport just shy of 8 hours, with only one connecting flight.

West Coasters have a bit of an easier trip into the region; for example someone coming out of LAX will enjoy no connecting flights, landing in Jackson Hole in less than 3 hours.

Where ever you are coming from, a trip to the Grand Targhee is guaranteed to challenge and quench any cat skiers need for speed!

  • FULL DAY (9:00AM – 4:00PM)

    Includes hot beverages, lunch & snacks.


    Includes hot beverages, lunch & snacks.


A beautiful scene unlike any we’ve seen elsewhere

The slopes vary from 3,000 to 10,000 feet in length with vertical drops up to 2,000 feet per run.

How to Get to Grand Targhee

Closest Airport
Airport Name Airport Code Miles to Region
Jackson Hole Airport JAC 53.7 mi
Idaho Falls Regional Airport IDA 83.7 mi
Distance From
Los Angeles International Airport Los Angeles CA LAX 957 2h 40m Direct
O'Hare International Airport Chicago IL ORD 1386 3h 16m Direct
John F. Kennedy International Airport New York NY JFK 2186 5h 07m Direct
San Francisco International Airport San Francisco CA SFO 929 2h 18m Direct
Seattle–Tacoma International Airport Seattle/Tacoma WA SEA 868 10h 38m 1
Newark Liberty International Airport New York/Newark/New Jersey NJ EWR 2162 5h 10m Direct
Logan International Airport Boston MA BOS 2359 7h 18m 1
Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport Minneapolis/St. Paul MN MSP 1097 7h 18m 1
Philadelphia International Airport Philadelphia PA PHL 2142 6h 48m 1
LaGuardia Airport New York NY LGA 2176 7h 38m 1
Washington Dulles International Airport Washington, D.C. VA IAD 2068 8h 31m 1
San Diego International Airport San Diego CA SAN 1004 8h 59m 1
Midway International Airport Chicago IL MDW 1396 6h 55m 1
Portland International Airport Portland OR PDX 793 6h 22m 1

Grand Targhee Resort
3300 Ski Hill Rd
Alta, WY 83414